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Seilor Building

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1904, Hancock Brothers. 110 1st St. E
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

Designed for Oscar Seilor’s law, real estate, and insurance office, this is only office/commercial building in Jamestown designed by Hancock Brothers. The adaptation of Beaux-Arts classicism to this relatively small building demonstrates an interesting range of their design skills. The small prestigious building was constructed as a freestanding structure with no adjacent buildings on the east or west sides. The rectangular, one-story, brick structure with limestone trim rests upon a rusticated, rough-cut granite foundation. The arched entrance with flanking brick pilasters and limestone capitals in the raised first floor is the focal point of the facade. The arch contains a rough-cut keystone and radiating brickwork.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Seilor Building", [Jamestown, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 212-212.

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